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Accident: 201622834 - Employee Is Overcome By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 201622834 -- Report ID: 1054196 -- Event Date: 10/24/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31354566711/02/20094941City Of Gold Hill
On October 24, 2009, Employee #1 was working at a water treatment plant and using a gas-powered pump to drain and remove sediment from an open-top inlet tank. The engine was running at approximately 10 feet from an open door to the building. As Employee #1 was observing the suction end of the hose in the tank, from an approximately 8-foot ladder, he was overcome by carbon monoxide and began to suffer symptoms. Once he descended the ladder, he lost consciousness for approximately two hours, next to the open door. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: unconsciousness, ventilation, inhalation, exhaust fumes, poisoning, overexposure, pump, carbon monoxide, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313545667 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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